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Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help New Yorkers of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

Featured Programs

7-Day Urban Meditation Retreat

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

August 22nd—August 29th

Join us for our renowned weeklong meditation retreat designed to give New Yorkers of all backgrounds a break from our habitual speed and routine and open us to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

(Sep) Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

September 12th—September 14th

Taste your heart. Establish or deepen your meditation practice in this powerful weekend retreat. By developing more intimacy with the present moment, you can re-emerge with a fresh outlook on your life and your world. Continue »

(Sep) Meditation In Everyday Life (2-for-1 Discount)

with David Perrin

September 18th—October 16th

The meditator's instruction manual. Learn how to overcome obstacles to strengthening your mind in this 5-week course. By the end you'll be equipped with tools to establish your own meditation practice... Bring a friend and you each pay half price! Continue »

Articles & Podcast

  • Meditation In the City

    Dreaming: A Substitute Life – Podcast Episode No. 47

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    John Ankele discusses how much energy we put into wishing our lives were different. The more we meditate, the more we realize how much we live a substitute life. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. What a great dream … Continue 

  • Meditation In the City

    Spiritually Blue: The Dharma of Depression – Podcast Episode No. 46

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    Susan Piver explores the intersection where sadness and depression meet, and how meditation practice helps us land on the side where meaning, love, creativity, and compassion live. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Feeling blue? Share the podcast with your … Continue 

  • Meditation In Everyday Life Podcast

    Illusion – Podcast Episode No. 45

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    Agness Au poses the grand question: How do we see reality for what it is, instead of what we want it to be? If reality is the sun, how do we peer through the clouds of illusion? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us … Continue